With my healthy lifespan potentially a lot shorter than previously thought, people are telling me I need to get my “punch list” updated to make sure I do all those things I always wanted to do before health issues interfere!
Frankly, I’ve never had a punch list, and have always taken life as it comes. Nonetheless, Jen and I have had many great outdoor adventures the last few years, more so since we retired, and especially last year.
Since starting this blog, my very first creative writing project as a adult, I’ve started sharing it with some long-time friends that I’m not in touch with much anymore. With Terry, and friend of 50+ years, this has already been a richly rewarding experience. I’m filling-in missing pieces of my past, and reliving exciting episodes from my youth. That has caused me to “think outside the box” of conventional punch-lists.
So, here’s my punch-list idea: I’m going to try to remember all the people in my life that had a positive influence on my development, and thank them as best I can for their contributions to my life! I’ll keep most of them brief, but some will be longer in proportion to their importance as I perceive it today. I expect most will be ordinary events that will have occurred in my readers’ lives. Look for my vignettes starting next time!
Health Update: I felt great all week. I had a great workout at the fitness center with my brother late Saturday afternoon. I played tennis this morning, but felt weak, fatigued and slightly faint by the second game. I forgot I had gotten chemo three days earlier, had a big workout the night before, had a slight cold, and that I got an hour less sleep than usual due to the time change. Duh! Nonetheless, I plowed ahead, and managed to play surprisingly-well! I got several lectures today about toning it down. After an hour’s nap, I was A-OK!
Brother Bill’s Visit: We had a great visit. He left Dad’s and Grandpa Jose’s war medals and other memorabilia:
Full Moon: I watched it rise above the housetops across the street from my front stoop. Awesome!